Writers of the world, apply

Published on April 13, 2012 by in Miami

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“Art criticism doesn’t pay anything. And in all likelihood in the future it will pay even less so. So what that means is that you have total freedom in what you write about. There is no writing for money. You’re writing for the reader, and reading about art can be as exciting as looking and […]

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The annual “Aesthetics & Values 2012″ exhibit, organized by the Honors College at FIU, has matured with age, until this year, when it has reached prime time. The show combines students — many of whom have no connection to an arts program — with established artists, who together come up with a survey of local […]

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The jazz radio station WDNA is an institution that should make Miamians proud. The oldest public radio station in town (it was licensed in 1977), WDNA continues to bring serious and seriously good jazz, Latin jazz and world music (it has Indian and Afro-pop hours) to our airwaves. Now, currently in the studio space on […]

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Glexis Novoa, one of Miami’s more prominent artists, has a studio in a just out of the way location north of Wynwood, where he will also start exhibiting art in the front rooms. The purpose, he says, is to give a voice to art that otherwise might not be heard in the commercial gallery world. […]

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In the dimensions, from floor to ceiling

Published on March 30, 2012 by in Miami

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Expect to be floored, and ceiling-ed, when visiting the Farside Gallery and the accompanying art space in the lobby of Mosquera Orthodontics. But don’t expect to be overwhelmed with color and dramatics. The two architecturally based interventions are subtle and simple in their presentations, but not uncomplicated. In the Farside space, which is a casita, […]

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If you haven’t seen the new Locust Projects space (a multiple Knight Arts Challenge finalist), and, in particular, the paintings from Natalya Laskis, Wednesday, March 28 will be a good opportunity to pay a visit. You’ll like what you see. Starting with the new gallery — it must be said it is an improvement on […]

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Art for all tastes

Published on March 24, 2012 by in 2011 Miami Winners, KAC Miami, Miami

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As has become abundantly clear, art openings are no longer segregated to a Second Saturday — every week something new opens, on various nights. Last week saw Museum of Contemporary Art unveil its solo outing of painter Rita Ackerman, while Miami Art Museum, a Knight Arts grantee, spun a new web with “The Record: Contemporary […]

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The Bridge Red alternative gallery continues to live up to its mission, and its 2011 Knight Arts Challenge grant, which supports that to “provide a space for exhibition, documentation and creative exchange of works and ideas by strong and developed local artists who do not get the exposure their work merits.” The latest example is “Sherri […]

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Way way back in the day, when I inherited some albums from my uncle, the world changed. As a kid, the music I could hear after putting a record on my dad’s turntable, moving a needle back and forth over and over, would leave me forever mesmerized by songs from Santana, David Bowie, The Velvet […]

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A deep breath for art

Published on March 13, 2012 by in Miami

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What a difference a space makes. When art works get enough room to breathe, to express themselves, sometime with rooms and walls all to their own, it changes the viewing experience dramatically. The temporary “pop-up” gallery that curators Alexandra Hopf, Odalis Valdivieso and Marcos Valella commandeered in the Design District for “Practices Remain” is a […]

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